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Morunda is a career partner that advises on all aspects that relate to the pharmaceutical profession. We invest the necessary time required to get to know the best talent for the search at hand and introduce the right people for the job. We do this not just based solely on the evaluation of skills and qualifications but also while paying attention to the human factor driving a professional match.
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Written By: morunda | Posted in: Uncategorized, We care

I awoke from what I thought was a simple colonoscopy at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to check my ulcerative colitis (diagnosed in 2004), as I was suffering from a severe flare-up in May 2016. I thought the flare-up would be treated with a simple course of steroids. The expression on the face of the gastroenterologist made him look like he had sucked on a lemon; he was flanked by my wife, who they had asked to come to the hospital urgently, and she was clearly upset. The gastroenterologist informed me that my colon was severely inflamed, and that I needed to be admitted to SGH immediately.   Read More >>

Written By: morunda | Posted in: Hiring Authorities, Human Resources, We care

As my meeting with the HR Director at a leading American pharma company in Japan drew to a close, he asked if I thought that young Japanese managers would be interested in international assignments. He explained that he had brought this matter up with Headquarters a number of times, and the general consensus was that young Japanese people would only be interested in going to Europe or the United States of America.   Read More >>

Written By: morunda | Posted in: Active Advising, Hiring Authorities, Interviewing, We care

I often ask directors what percentage of their challenges are technical compared with people-oriented. In most cases the breakdown is 60% people and 40% technical. Yet anecdotal evidence suggests that most employment interviews focus on technical considerations rather than examining a candidate’s character, personality, background, and attitude.   Read More >>

Written By: morunda | Posted in: Active Advising, Human Resources, We care, Your career

The Medical Affairs Director needed me to find the right kind of talent for a specialized field medical role; Medical Science Liaison (MSL). A key phrase he repeatedly used has since come up in the subsequent discussions I’ve had with Medical Affairs professionals looking for great talent for their teams; “Scientific Credibility”.   Read More >>

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I awoke from what I thought was a simple colonoscopy at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to check my ulcerative col

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As my meeting with the HR Director at a leading American pharma company in Japan drew to a close, he asked if I tho

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